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  • image SM Adam volume 24/228

Reference number

SM Adam volume 24/228


[47] Design for the upper door panel, possibly for the great drawing room, 1779, possibly executed


Elevation of an ornamental panel, as Adam volume 5/24


to a scale


Sir Abraham Hume / 8

Signed and dated

  • Feb 1779
    Apelphi / 12. Febry / 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink, terre verte and yellow ochre (270 x 287)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Banded cartouche surmounted by a fleur-de-lis


Bolton, 1917, p. 6
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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